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Need interns? Try "NYC Ladders for Leaders"

I met Andre Joseph at a recent NYC meetup. He is the Deputy Director, Corporate Relations and leader for the NYC Ladders for Leaders Program.

Let me tell you about the program and why it is essential for metro NYC employers.

NYC Ladders for Leaders is a corporate internship program that was launched by Mayor Bloomberg… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on February 26, 2009 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Success with Twitter

Twitter is officially a viable recruiting tool, we all know that. It's also pretty easy to record your success, especially when others do it for you. Big thanks to @thecoleorton for documenting a recent hire I had through Twitter.



Added by Brad Hogenmiller on February 26, 2009 at 12:24pm — 3 Comments

Interviewing for the WIN!!

I've been watching candidates interview for years as I would always ask my client to sit in during the conversation. The one thing I've quickly noticed is the candidate’s inability to close the interview. What do I mean by closing the interview; I'm talking about gaining the right to advance through to the next round.

If you ask most people this question, "Are you a Salesperson?" the instant response is "no way" or "I could never do that" or "I can't sell anything." That is simply… Continue

Added by Patrick Ryan on February 26, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

My visit to Columbia University's ACM student chapter

After a day of uncertainty as to if I could even make it to the city (my gentle stomach was revolting) I traveled to Columbia University at the behest of the VP for Corporate Affairs for the student chapter of the… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on February 26, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

Looking for Simadyn Controls Engineer

Hi All,
My name is Carlos and I am contacting you from Soft Source Inc. Currently we are looking for Simadyn Controls Engineer for Saudi Arabia: 2 - 4 weeks The roles are gas turbine startup and commissioning. Compensation: Excellent salary plus expenses (include hotel, food and lodging) will be offered. Interested candidates please send their resumes @

Carlos Fonseca

Added by fccc on February 26, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Candidates with Quality Over Candidates in Quantity

MBA Focus has an exclusive pool of 50,000+ elite MBA students and alumni.

* Each partner school is highly-rated by professional magazines like Business Week, U.S. News & World Report and Wall Street Journal to ensure the candidates are high quality.

* Registration for the resume database is behind each schools’ career service intranet to ensure the pool of candidates is exclusive and authentic.

* Reach only qualified candidates across all industries and… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 26, 2009 at 11:14am — No Comments

Post All Your "MBA Required" and "MBA Preferred" Jobs

You can easily broadcast all your job openings via MultiPost, MBA Focus’s new job posting tool. MultiPost allows you to:

* Post MBA-qualified jobs across all industries, functions and locations.

* Reach 50,000+ candidates or a more specific selection of your choice (interns, graduating MBAs, alums from any or all our partner schools).

* Unlike ordinary job boards, ours are school-endorsed and used by students and alumni who are actively and passively searching for… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 26, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

Converting Views To Applications

I have recently launched my jobsite and am getting a good number of jobs and views. However I am only getting 0.5% - 1% conversion from views to applications.

Please can you guys advise me on the best ways of increasing this ratio to 5-10%?

Or is this the Holy Grail of jobsites?


John UK

Added by John Sadler on February 26, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

New SmartJobBoard version available

SmartJobBoard, announcing the release of the new version 2.1 of its job board software. Release includes lots of new useful functions, bugs fixed, and performance optimization. Most important features to be outlined are: applications history and management for job seekers and employers, anonymous resumes, multi select lists, dashboard in admin panel and much more.

After releasing the first version in August… Continue

Added by Rodion on February 26, 2009 at 8:27am — No Comments

Swinging for the Fences...

In true St. Louis “baseball fanatic” fashion I want to talk a little about what I affectionately call the “curve ball”… I was thrown said curve ball late last week and my lack of refinement in my initial response to it immediately reminded me of just how important flexibility and a dynamic attitude can be in recruiting. To be honest, it’s been a little while since I had a pitcher who really “stepped up to the plate” and surprised me – (okay, I’m done with the baseball lingo now, I just wanted… Continue

Added by Becky Metcalf on February 25, 2009 at 6:29pm — 6 Comments

New Grads: Struggling to get hired??

02.25.09New Grads: Struggling to get hired??Posted in Recruitment tagged Compensation, Employee Retention, IT, New Grad, Recession, Recruiter, Recruiting, Recruitment, Retention at 4:36 pm by sweens

I was sitting here in my office today wondering what I could blog about. I got to thinking and what I ended up focusing on was how ‘new grads’ are likely the largest group within the candidacy pool who will have the greatest struggle finding IT employment in the coming months or years. I… Continue

Added by Tom Sweeney on February 25, 2009 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

FREE Job Search webinar: Tomorrow, Feb 26th 1 PM CST

If you are like me you are getting many, many phone calls from job seekers and in many cases you are not able to help them as much as you would like.

I started a web site called Be Your Own Headhunter that has been on my mind since the ’01-’02 Recession. The goal being to help job seekers find a new job or at least make their search easier.

If you have folks you cannot help send them my way and through the webinar…


Added by Paul DeBettignies on February 25, 2009 at 4:34pm — No Comments

The Odd Couple: Recruiters and Politicians

NYC Mayor Bloomberg speaks about his plan to create 400,000 new jobs...I was shaking my head when he specifically noted that some of the new jobs will be good paying, many with benefits, jobs that could be created elsewhere. Woo-hoo, the recovery is around the corner.

Now I don't want to sound so flippant but its difficult not to when politicians - even Mayor Mike who knows a thing or two about business - speak so gallantly about job growth: It isn't as simple as… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on February 25, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Need Help Looking for Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA

As Albin Engineering Services, Inc. approaches it's 16th year of providing high-tech engineering resources, we are looking to you, my esteem colleagues, to assist us in getting the business to the next level. We are looking for a high energy Sales Manager who has the dedication, conviction, and "heart" needed to motivate our team, grow existing business, and gain new high margin accounts. Any recommendations you may have in finding this key executive for my organization would be greatly… Continue

Added by Judy Davis on February 25, 2009 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Web Marketing in the UK Financial Services recruitment market - how effective is it?

As a recruitment consultant or headhunter for the financial services industry in the United Kingdom I get the feeling we're a little behind in comparison to our friends in the States with regards the power of web marketing. Its been widely acknowledged that the financial services industry at the moment is suffering, not just in the UK but across the western world. Candidates are getting harder to pick up as they are bombarded by consultant after… Continue

Added by Wayne Clist on February 25, 2009 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Pharmacist list

I am looking for a list of Pharmacists to call on. I spoke to someone that said there may be a list with home phone numbers.

Also any other good resources?

Thanks for any help!

Added by Dean Garamella on February 25, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

It's Time To Differentiate ! So What Are You Gonna Do About It?

Passive who? As Elaine from FordyceNetwork posted "A" candidates are available and readily available at that.

If companies can readily find passive and active “A” players on the web, and there are several hundred firms offering web sourcing for pennies on the dollar, and you are not one of them…….. This seems like the right time to reconsider and restructure your business… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on February 25, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

February 25, 2009

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

This week Claudia turns her attention to the recruiter as being the root of the problem...and pretty shallow at that!

Timber! Wednesday Wisdom: If a Tree Falls in the Forest...

Bonus Track

Rayanne takes the conversation about client control to the next level with Julia Stone providing the substance.

Great reading...… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on February 25, 2009 at 10:51am — No Comments

Asking questions?

Seems as if LinkedIn Answers is highly cited in the recruiter space as the place where one can ask questions and receive answers from the enlightened ones. There are also Forums here as well as on ERE, the spawn of David Manaster's parents.

But for the job seeking, employment questioning, recruiter loathing bourgeois - actually questions about anything, there's Ask Metafilter. Being a recruiter, I enjoy reading questions and… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on February 25, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Promote Your Webinar or Event for Free!

This week I was given the green light to create and promote my first webinar. After creating the content and slide deck, I have been determined to promote my webinar with limited resources. I wanted to take this opportunity to share what I have learned so far.

Here are my recommendations on how to promote your webinar or event for… Continue

Added by Jenny DeVaughn on February 25, 2009 at 4:37am — No Comments

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